Preview of some new redemption rates with the combined Marriott Rewards-Starwood Preferred Guest program

Today Marriott released the redemption rates of 100 of their top hotels in the newly combined program that launches this August. Last week we brought you most of the details of the new program in these two posts:

One of the details revealed last week was the new hotel category award
chart that will comprise of 8 categories along with peak and off-peak
pricing. Here is the chart once again:

What we know is that many Starwood Hotels would go down in price based
on the new chart and the value of 1 Starpoint to 3 Marriott Rewards
points. What we didn’t know about the new chart is where all 6,500 of
their combined hotels will fit in the chart. Now we are getting an idea,
well a very small idea of how some hotels might line with today’s
release of where 100 hotels from 5 areas around the world will fit in
the new chart:

Bali

Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
Courtyard Bali Seminyak Resort 25,000 17,500 -7,500 3
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian 20,000 17,500 -2,500 3
Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta 12,000 17,500 5,500 3
Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Seminyak 12,000 17,500 5,500 3
Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua Resort 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
The Stones Hotel – Legian Bali, Autograph Collection 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa,
Nusa Dua, Bali
36,000 50,000 14,000 6
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali 40,000 50,000 10,000 6
W Bali – Seminyak 90,000 60,000 -30,000 7
The St. Regis Bali Resort 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
85,000 (Coming 2019)
-30,000
-5,000
8

Caribbean & Mexico

Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta 21,000 25,000 4,000 4
Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Campeche 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Hacienda Santa Rosa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santa Rosa 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Hacienda Temozon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Temozon Sur 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City 35,000 35,000 0 5
La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
Marriott Cancun Resort 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa 35,000 35,000 0 5
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
The Westin Cozumel 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club 30,000 35,000 5,000 5
The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun 21,000 35,000 14,000 5
W Mexico City 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Hacienda Uayamon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Uayamon 60,000 50,000 -10,000 6
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun 50,000 50,000 0 6
The St. Regis Mexico City 60,000 50,000 -10,000 6
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba 60,000 60,000 0 7
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
Resort & Spa
36,000 60,000 24,000 7
W Punta de Mita 60,000 60,000 0 7

Dubai

Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai 30,000 35,000 5,000 5
Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai 35,000 35,000 0 5
La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK, Dubai, Autograph Collection 35,000 35,000 0 5
Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection 35,000 35,000 0 5
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre 30,000 35,000 5,000 5
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai 35,000 35,000 0 5
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers 30,000 35,000 5,000 5
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Dubai 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina 36,000 50,000 14,000 6
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa 36,000 50,000 14,000 6
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai 70,000 60,000 -10,000 7
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina 60,000 60,000 0 7

New York

Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
Element New York Times Square West 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Central Park 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
New York Marriott East Side 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
New York Marriott Marquis 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel 36,000 50,000 14,000 6
The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
The Westin New York at Times Square 60,000 50,000 -10,000 6
The Westin New York Grand Central 60,000 50,000 -10,000 6
Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Hotel Americano, New York, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
The New York EDITION 60,000 60,000 0 7
W New York – Times Square 60,000 60,000 0 7
W New York – Union Square 60,000 60,000 0 7
11 Howard, New York, a Member of Design Hotels™ 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
n85,000 (Coming 2019)
-30,000
-5,000
8
The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
85,000 (Coming 2019)
-30,000
-5,000
8
The St. Regis New York 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
85,000 (Coming 2019)
-30,000
-5,000
8

Paris

Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
Le Dokhan’s, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Le Méridien Etoile 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center 35,000 35,000 0 5
Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Le Metropolitan, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris 36,000 50,000 14,000 6
Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel 40,000 50,000 10,000 6
Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel 40,000 50,000 10,000 6
Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
Hotel Bel Ami, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Hotel de NELL, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Hotel Vernet, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
La Maison Champs Elysées, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Le Roch Hotel and Spa, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Les Bains, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel 45,000 60,000 15,000 7
The Westin Paris – Vendôme 60,000 60,000 0 7
W Paris – Opéra 60,000 60,000 0 7
Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
85,000 (Coming 2019)
-30,000
-5,000
8

Out of these 100 hotels we have 42 going down in price – that is for
standard award nights and not taking into account the peak or off-peak
pricing. 25 are going up in price leaving 33 at the same points
requirement as there are now. Marriott’s David Flueck did tell us that
more hotels are going down in price and if this preliminary list is any
indication then that statement should hold true.

There are some real steals to be had come August through December and
that is because the highest category in the new chart, Category 8,
doesn’t launch until 2019. So until then all hotels that are to be in
Category 8 will be priced as Category 7 hotels. Looking at the charts
above that means hotels like the Prince de Galles, 11 Howard New York,
St. Regis New York and St. Regis Bali are all only going to be 60,000
points instead of the current 90,000 (SPG equivalent of 30,000 points)
or the future 85,000 points. And remember you get the 5th night free
when booking 5 or more nights. I’m starting to think a trip to Paris may
be in the cards this fall!

Looking at the news from last week and this week we can say that SPG
members seem to be winning out on the earning and redemption side
however are losing out on the elite benefits side whereas Marriott
Rewards members are losing out on redemption as some of their top hotels
like the Paris Marriott Champs Elysees are seeing significant points
increases (up ~33%).

As we always suggest when there are category or points changes, you
should book now or before August for any hotels that are going up in
price while waiting until August to book any that may go down in price.

Find out more about today’s announcement here

As always FFB would love to hear what you think about this
preview of the new hotel category placements! Tell us below in the
comments!

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